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Sexual harassment and scientific fieldwork

  My friend and colleague, Julienne Rutherford, and her co-authors Kathryn Clancy, Robin Nelson, and Katie Hinde have just published a groundbreaking study on fieldwork experiences among women in science. Disturbingly (though unsurprisingly for those of us who have done fieldwork), a majority (72.4%) of respondents to their survey “reported that they had directly observed or … Continue reading

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Why aren’t there more women in science?

You may wonder why there aren’t more women in science. But when women in some countries have to fight tooth and nail for the right to a basic education… When male undergraduate students are more likely than equally qualified female counterparts to be offered mentoring and research opportunities… When scientific articles with female lead authors … Continue reading

Badass women of science: Hypatia of Alexandria

Note: Since the publication of this piece, I’ve been informed by multiple sources that Sagan’s description of Hypatia was inaccurate, and there are several other factual errors in this piece. Until I have corrected them, I refer you to the criticisms in the comments section, and suggest that you read this post with these cautions … Continue reading

The mystery of the 900 year old “flesh-joined twins”: an example of the scientific method at work

In 1941, an archaeologist named Glenn Black excavated a site called Angel Mounds just east of Evansville Indiana. Angel Mounds (AD1050-1400) belonged to the Mississippian culture, which was found throughout the Midwest and Southeast in the centuries just prior to European contact. When excavating a region of the site dense in children’s graves, Black uncovered … Continue reading

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